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March 09 2005 By virtueonline COMMUNIQUE IS DIVIDING COMMUNION...HOB to meet...Diocesan News...more

VirtueOnline has learned that the Rev. Mark Allen McIntosh, Canon Theologian to Griswold will lead the committee charged with producing a theological response to the Anglican Consultative Council's meeting in June; so no official stand will be taken as to whether or not the Episcopal Church will withdraw from the Communion until General Convention meets in June 2006.

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March 03 2005 By virtueonline ECUSA ISOLATED...COMMUNIQUE CLEAR...FULL SUSPENSION WILL HAPPEN...more news

The presenting issue was not just homosexuality and the consecration of a divorced, non-celibate homosexual to the episcopacy, but the deeper issue of the authority of Holy Scripture itself.

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February 21 2005 By virtueonline CONSECRATION FALLOUT...Williams will stand by Windsor Report...Diocesan News...

"Furthermore," says Lewis, "there are other reasons why such action would be improper and illegal-all of which would be asserted (including possible counterclaims) in the event of any attempt to 'seize the property.'"

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February 15 2005 By virtueonline SECOND REFORMATION BEGINS...ECUSA chosen to walk apart...Diocesan news...more

They expressed repentance for the divisions that separated them and then committed themselves to "Biblical faithfulness within a missionary movement" noting that this was a defining moment in Anglicanism." Nothing was said of the thorny issue of women's ordination, which clearly is seen as a secondary issue for the higher call of declaring what the substance of the faith is, in the face of the glaring theological and moral apostasies of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada.

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February 08 2005 By virtueonline Day of Reckoning Draws near for ECUSA...ACC invites gays to talk...ECUSA news...

That could also apply to every revisionist ECUSA bishop and a goodly number of Canadian Anglican bishops as well, not just to Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster. There is more wrong with the state of the Anglican Church in Canada than is publicly known. Only about 25 percent of their bishops are orthodox. What is not known is what Rowan Williams will do about the Primate of Brazil and the dogfight that Primate is in with his token orthodox diocese - Recife in Northeast Brazil.

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February 01 2005 By virtueonline African Archbishops explode at ECUSA...Dioceses in turmoil...Lexington, SC, more

The meeting dubbed Third Trumpet and chaired by the Nigerian Primate archbishop Peter Akinola saw the CAPA bishops reject the apology by the American Episcopal Church and they will take that message to Ireland later this month where the 38 Primates representing more than 50 million faithful will, for the last time, call on ECUSA Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold to repent.

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January 21 2005 By virtueonline REALIGNMENT in earnest...Williams on Euthanasia...Diocesan news...more

While no formal concordats were announced they did engage in talks to deepen the relationships between the orthodox Anglican entities. The Most Rev. Peter Akinola is clearly ratcheting up the ante on the US Episcopal Church prior to the Primates meeting in Ireland, and seems to be sending a loud signal that he will do business with just about anybody in North America except The Episcopal Church. (The REC and APA are in concordat with each other.)

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January 18 2005 By virtueonline AMIA grows, Ingham grabs congregations, HOB hobbled over Windsor Report...more

If you have any doubts about what will happen in February in Ireland it won’t be the Three Furies that Griswold faces but 23 Primatial Furies, and they won't let The Pluriform One off the hook. They might just move to suspend him. Dr. Rowan Williams has been given the green light by his synod to uphold the Windsor Report which does not bode well for Frank Griswold, and my discussions with five orthodox archbishops this past week reveal that they will hold Griswold's feet to the flames.

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January 12 2005 By virtueonline FUNDAMENTALISM...HOB in Utah...Is ECUSA anti-Semitic?...diocesan news...more

Calling a person a fundamentalist is a powerful smear word, even and especially when it is not true. But when it is used, it can cower a person into submission, destroy arguments instantly, and when it is used in an ad hominum fashion make people of faith feel that not to be nice or inclusive is to be less than Christian. It is the great silencer.

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January 07 2005 By virtueonline BISHOPS to meet in Utah...Tsunami invites Apb's doubts about God...ECUSA news...

Nothing much is expected to come out of it except perhaps another vague regret for the pain ECUSA has caused the rest of the Anglican Communion, but Griswold will make sure that the HOB will continue the process of (endless) conversation, offering no conclusive statements or resolutions that propose any about face in the church's direction on pansexual behavior. No one would dare suggest that homoerotic bishop V.

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